Posts Tagged: ‘HCL Domino V11’

Project Eleven: Get the Most Out of Domino with Easy Direct Upgrades

15. September 2020 Posted by Luis Guirigay

HCL is fully committed to enabling you and your organization to maximize the value you get from the Domino and Sametime platforms today and in the future.  

In the latest release of Domino v11.0.1, we’ve delivered innovative new capabilities such as low-code app dev and integration with Microsoft Active Directory. We’ve also launched a brand new Sametime meetings solution over the last two yearsThe response from customers and business partners has been unanimously positive  

Today, we’re excited to announce, “Project Eleven,” a new program designed to help every Domino and Sametime customer running on releases prior to v11 have a smooth upgrade experience. As part of the HCL Digital Solutions Academy, Project Eleven’s goal is to enable you to 

  • Go straight to Domino v11.0.1HCL now supports direct upgrades from any of Domino version prior to v11. Whether you’re on v8, v9, or older, you can go straight to v11.0.1 with no additional steps necessary.
  • Experience the latest version of Sametime risk-free: Secure meetings and data privacy are the most important features in today’s environment. Sametime meetings runs on Cloud Native technologies allowing you to auto scale as needed. Experience our brand new, highly secure, scalable video meetings and enterprise chat risk-free.
  • Augment your skills todayAttend our online training sessions and get best-in-class support and training from a technical advocate in your local language. We’re rolling out more than 40 webinars and workshops and new articles, cookbooks, and help guides.
  • Speak to a technical expert: Schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled technical advisors to understand your options and create an upgrade plan that’s right for you 

 Check out the new Project Eleven webpage to find all the resources you need to make your upgrade worry-free. 

 

                                         

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Introducing HCL Domino Early Access Program

8. September 2020 Posted by HCL Domino Team

We’re proud to announce the HCL Domino Early Access Programa new program that gives our customers and business partners a chance to test new product features early in the development cycle. This program provides a preview of features and functionality that may be shipped with a future version of HCL Domino and gives us the ability to incorporate your valuable feedback. At this stage, we are providing early access to features that contribute to HCL Domino v12. 

The Early Access Program aims to get feedback on specific features, with a more formal traditional beta program planned at a later stage to receive feedback on the overall release quality and language packaging. 

The Early Access Program is feature-driven and iterative, meaning new iterations and code drops will be made available as soon as it is declared ready for testing by our development team. New code drops can be provided in just a few weeks after the previous one, on short notice, without sticking to a fixed release cycle.  

Based on your feedback we may proceed, improve or adjust the feature, or in some cases withdraw the feature from the code stream. The following graphic illustrates this concept:

Each code drop is provided in the form of a Docker image which enables us to ship new iterations faster and to minimize the time to upgrade from one code drop to the next. You can expect us to deliver code drops at a fast pace as we want participants to have exclusive access to our latest product feature set. Please note that only the newest code drop will be available for you to download.

How to Participate

HCL Ambassadors who have registered Domino v11.0.1 Beta Preview will automatically be added to Domino Early Access Program. Customers and partners with a current Notes/Domino entitlement will also have access to the Early Access Program as of today. There is no need to register separately to participate.

For overall documentation of the Early Access Program, the specific testing scope, system requirements and instructions for deploying the Domino server on Docker, please refer to the release notes or see the online documentation here.

Upcoming Code Drop: Automating Certificate Management

The focus of this first code drop is testing a new feature planned for Domino v12 that allows administrators to automate the creation and management of SSL Certificates for Domino Web servers through the Let’s Encrypt® certificate authority.

Including support for Let’s Encrypt was a feature that was requested on the Domino ideas portal some time ago. We are using this idea as a starting point to modernize the handling of SSL certificates in Domino in general, e.g. by moving away from having to create and manually distribute *.kyr files to your servers.

  • For details about the new automated certificate management feature, please refer to the online documentation here.
  • If you like what we have done, vote for this feature in our Domino ideas forum here.
  • To provide feedback on this code drop, you need to have an HCL account to join the discussion in our forum here.

For general input and new ideas or feature enhancement requests, please use the Domino ideas forum here.

Next Code Drop: TOTP

In the next iteration of the early access program, we intend to provide TOTP (Token based One-Time Password authentication). Stay tuned for more information about the next code drop.

We want Domino to be built for you and by you! We’re excited to include customers and partners as part of the feedback loop as we work towards the release of Domino v12. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Best Practices for Upgrading to v11: Webinar Replay and Q&A

18. August 2020 Posted by HCL Domino Team

Last week, our team of global support advisors hosted a webinar on best practices for upgrading to Domino v11. If you missed the webinar, feel free to watch the replay hereIn this session, we covered several topics on how to prepare for a successful upgrade including:

  • Baseline monitoring: Know your current workloads  
  • Evaluating your environment: Should you upgrade in-place, or do you need new hardware?
  • Deployment sequence: See the order of steps to upgrade your environment 
  • Preparing your environment: What to do before your upgrade 
  • Application upgrades: Learn how to handle your custom apps  

 We received a lot of questions during the webinar and you can find the Q&A recap below.  

 Want to learn more about what’s new in Domino v11 before planning your upgrade? Download this deep dive to see newest featuresFor our technical folks, check out this support article which provides a guide on how to plan your upgrade and a step-by-step guide for Domino install, setup, and upgrade tasks 

Q: Regarding Notes.ini, are there any tools we can use to check the values used in our Notes.ini to identify redundant ones  

A: DCT would be a good place to start, however there is no such tool available for the same. DCT will not detect duplicates. It is a best practice to start with a new notes.ini file. 

Q: Can we get a list of Notes.ini obsolete parameters? 

A: We are working on a consolidated article and will be publishing it soon. 

Q: Is there a URL for recommend new Notes.ini settings to help weed out old Notes.ini settings? 

A: Starting with a new Notes.ini file is the best way to ensure your file does not contain outdated settings.  

Q: Can we have mix of both Domino 9 for applications and Domino 11 for email servers? 

A: Yes, you can upgrade your mail servers to version 11 now, and the application servers can remain at Domino 9.0.1. As mentioned, make sure that you are not mixing Domino versions in a cluster. Use a test pilot to see how well your Domino 9.0.1 applications work in the Notes 11 client. 

Q: Is Domino 11 still restricted to 3 or 4 HTTP headers (via Internet Sites and Rules)? 

A: The limit is now 20 HTTP headers in Domino 11. 

Q: Will HCL be bringing back and upgrading the Domino Configuration tuner (DCT.nsf) 

A: Please vote and comment for the idea here 

Q: Is there a trial of Domino 11 to test the migration? 

A: If you are entitled for Domino, you can download V11 from the HCL License and Delivery Portal and can test your upgrades without needing a trial version of Domino. If you are not entitled to Domino, we provide a free trial as a Docker container (several products are pre-installed and ready to test)More details here.  

Q: Is there a procedure to migrate Domino 9.0.1 to a Domino 11 on docker? 

A: You cannot convert a non-container Domino server to a container-based server. You’ll need to bring up the Docker instance and migrate the data. 

Q: Is LEI (IEI) supported on Domino 11?  

A: Yes, it is now HEI v11.0.1 (HCL Enterprise Integrator) which is supported on Domino 11.0.1 

Q: Is there a specific setting for Infoware UMT tool running on 8.5.3? 

A: Infoware is not an HCL product, please direct this question to your vendor. 

Q: Should I re-install Traveler if upgrading from 11.0.1 to 11.0.1 FP1? 

A:  When you upgrade from 11.0 to 11.0.1 a re-install of Traveler is needed. Simply applying FP1 does not require re-running the Traveler installer. 

Q: Are there special considerations of IBMi and/or Sametime limited use 

A: Sametime 11 is not supported on IBMi  

  • Sametime 11 now supports 64bit Linux as well as Windows. See this requirements article for full details
  • Sametime 11 Limited use has some post installation steps that are important, they are described in this article 
  • For Domino on IBMi, there are some specific hardware requirements in addition to the OS version that you should be aware of. Please see the system requirements for more details 
  • For guidance on installing Domino 11 on IBMisee this article.  
  • For IBMi there is also this post-installation step you should be aware of 

Q: If we’re using Sametime limited use on IBM i, do I suppress nab upgrade? 

A:  Sametime 11 is not supported on IBM i.  Sametime 9.0.1 has not been tested with the Domino 11 NAB design. You can prevent replication of the design in the Advanced Replication properties. 

Q: This will be our first time working on a move and upgrade from mainframe to power. Do you have a guide that we can follow? 

A: From the hardware standpoint, the vendor should be able to provide some guidance. From a Domino standpoint, you can follow the guidance in this Upgrade guide 

Q: How do you manage DAOS encryption on an upgrade using a temporary Server ID? 

A:  You can specify an alternative id using notes.ini setting“DAOS_ENCRYPTION_ALTERNATE_SERVER_ID=otherserver.id” 

Q: Does Domino 11.0.1 require more resources compared to former versions? If there is a performance improvement, how many users can a given Domino server handle now? (Notes Standard vs. iNotes vs. IBM Verse 2.0 vs. HCL Nomad.) 

A: The number of users a given server can handle will vary depending on several factors. The amount of resources, disk, etc. plays a large role. The user behaviors (how they use their mail or applications), policies (like mail retention) all influence server capacity and server sizing.  

Baseline monitoring should give you an idea of how well your server performs today. We expect it to be at least the same or improved in version 11. Some examples of performance improvements (over 9.0.1) include tier 2 DAOS support (less disk I/O), Full Text Indexing and ODS. Vast improvements to NSF (larger ID Tables, larger folders), improvements to TXN logging. Your current OS and new OS may perform differently if you are upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit for example.  No official benchmarking data is available at this time. 

Q: Is there a command line option to avoid the machine reboot on AIX/Windows if upgrading from Domino 9.0.1 that is enforced by the installer and cannot be interrupted by the installing user? 

A: If you choose a Silent Install it will just perform the necessary reboot if one is needed.  Manual installs you should be given the option to Reboot now or wait until later. 

Make certain you had a clean shut down before you try performing an upgrade. If any Domino files are still in use at the time of installation usually dictates if an OS Reboot will be needed before starting the Domino Server. Domino should not be restarted until the reboot occurs as that is what usually triggers the updating of the files that were in use and then Domino can be started. 

If you shut down Domino and it does not come down cleanly, you can run nsd –kill. With Domino server down, run a Domino maintenance task against a non-existent database name. (For example: “nflxup.exe doesnotexist.nsf”). This step flushes the transactional logs to disk and essentially simulates a clean shut down. 

Q: Will an updated version of the Domino Configuration Tuner Tool be available 

A: Please vote on that idea here 

Q: Can Domino 9.0.1 servers run the pubnames 11.0.1 template while we are upgrading the environment? 

A: Yesof course 

Q: Are there considerations from going from version 9 to version 11, specifically around http services? 

A: Specific to HTTP, there are security improvements. If you had configured sslcipherspec= in notes.ini, those settings have been moved back to the server document in Domino 11. New Domino security features in version 11 may interest you, such as SNI, SAN certificates, http password authentication to the ID in the ID vault, and more.  

Also, we changed the JVM from IBM’s JDK to OpenJDK. You should test any custom applications that rely on the JDK. Many of our customers are making the move to SAML authentication, which was supported in version 9 but we have made continuous improvements in this space since then. In Domino 10 and higher we are now auth-N capable, which removes the IdP limitations we had in version 9.0.1. Any SAML 2.0 compliant IdP should work with Domino 11. 

Q: Is Domino 11 NAB template also compatible with 9.0.1? 

A: Yes, it is.  

Q: Why does ODS need to be updated at the end (especially after the clients)? Shouldn’t it work to have ODS 53 on the server, with an 9.0.1 client using it? 

A: You should upgrade the ODS in order to use the benefits (especially in performance) of the new on disk structure. The ODS version is independent from the clients that are accessing the server. 

Q: ODS Upgrade is the last on your recommended list. Can it be done earlier? 

A: You can upgrade the ODS only after the server has been upgraded, however you can upgrade the ODS with the server if you want. 

Q: Why do you recommend using compact -C to upgrade ODS but not compact -ODS -* -upgrade option? 

A: Either command will work for upgrading ODS (we just left off the other one on the slide).  

Q: Is a Notes 11 Client a requirement for using AD sync? 

A: You must use the Domino 11 administrator client and have a Domino 11 names.nsf design (pubnames.ntf) on a Domino 11 server. 

Q: Can we get more detail on “switching Domino server identity”? Is that as simple as changing the server ID 

A: The easiest way is to keep first 5 lines in notes.ini, start server, and do the server setup again. however, use option that you already have an ID at each step. 

Q: Is AdminP design backward compatible? 

A: Yes, it is. 

Q: If we are currently on 9.0.1, do we need to upgrade the names.nsf design to the latest template?  

A: Yes. Otherwise all the new settings are not available to you. The 11.x design is backward compatible with 9.0.1 servers. 

Q: How would Domino 11 affect applications running on XPages 

A: The JVM changed from IBM to OpenJDK. If you are using JavaScript, be sure to test your application on Domino 11 prior to upgrading. 

Q: Must the Traveler Server be upgraded with the Web Servers? 

A: No, the sequence is a recommendation. You do not have to upgrade traveler servers at the same time as your web servers if they run on standalone machines. If Traveler and HTTP server runs on the same machine, then you have to upgrade both at the same time. 

Q: Will there be issues moving to hyperconvergent environment (nutanix or syneto or …) with disks tiering? 

A: Domino is blind to the lower layers of the stack – we only “see” what the operating system provides.  There are no particular Domino tuning or configuration required for HCI environments like VMware, Nutanix, et al.  (Note that your OS of choice may require configuration/tuning for the HCI platform.) 

Q: Say we have a 4-server environment. When we’ve upgraded the first server, dwe need to worry about the new names.nsf replicating to the other 3 servers? 

A: You should upgrade the Domino directory template, but all the content will remain the same. The Domino 11 names.nsf design is backward compatible with versions down to 9.0.1. If you wish to prevent the design from replicating, uncheck the design box from the Advanced Replication properties. 

Q: Does the “smart upgrade” feature still work for the Notes users upgraded to version 11.x? 

A: Yes, it does. However, we have added an advance AUT feature which is better than Smart Upgrade. 

Q: I am interested in the licensing of Domino 11. Is there more information on the actual cost per user?  

A: Please reach out to your local HCL Product Sales Specialist or HCL Business Partner for licensing questions. Submit a request to have HCL sales contact you here.    

Q: Do you offer remote help to do the upgrade from 9 to 11 as part of our ongoing support? 

AYou can submit a request online to inquire about our professional services, as well as technical support here

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Neues aus der HCL Familie

13. August 2020 Posted by Gerda Marx

Seit dem 06.08.2020 ist die Domino Volt Version 1.0.1 allgemein verfügbar. Die Version hat einige neue Funktionen erhalten. Domino Volt ist ein Programm, mit dem der User einfache workflowbasierte Anwendungen in Form von "Low Code Entwicklung" erstellen kann. Einsetzbar ist Volt ab Domino V10. Was ist neu und wie [...]

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Low and Behold: Why Low Code Development Matters. Insights into a modern way to build applications

11. August 2020 Posted by HCL Domino Team

Low code is a software development platform that gives non-coders and coders alike the chance to develop applications through visual interfaces instead of traditional hand-coded programming.  

In plain English, it’s the power to create processes without the technical experience or hand coding background application development once needed.  (It’s like suddenly being able to sing, dance, and generally dominate like Beyoncé without having to undergo 25+ years of endless practice and constant performing.)   

Comparing application development to pop stardom may not be the most common way to highlight the potential benefits of low code. But by not requiring a background in coding expertise, low code allows a wider audience to create applications, making for a faster and potentially more innovative environment that companies can benefit from. (It’s like turning lemonade into even better lemonade. Ok that’s the final reference to Queen B, promise). But we’re just getting started diving into the upside of low code.

Develop Business Software at Incredible Speeds
Low code development should be fast.   

Unlike the laborious line-by-line hand coding process that is traditionally associated with software programming, low code can go from concept to reality in a flash.  Low code allows developers to execute apps up to 60-70% faster than handwritten code, bypassing the time-consuming steps of repeatedly writing, testing and debugging code until it works correctly. 

Lowcode development can give designers drag-and-drop features through a visual user interface, making it easy to build intuitively while cutting down on complicated obstacles that only expert coders can spot and fix.  By making the process more visual and less repetitive, low code brings a newfound velocity to a typically slow undertaking.  

Increase Enterprise Productivity 

When you increase the speed of app building, and you save designers and developers time, you open new space up for productivity throughout the entire enterprise. But it’s not only the efficiencies that companies benefit from. 

Those closest to a problem can fix it without a drawn-out drama that drains weeks of time and energy from the IT department. Solving challenges and automating processes can take minutes not hours, ensuring workflow doesn’t suffer. And, when more people are involved in the design and deployment process, it empowers employees and raises the level of collaboration across the entire organization. 

While Non-Coders Build, Professional Coders can Enhance Enterprise Software 

While a major feature of low code is the inclusion of developers and business users with mixed backgrounds into the app-building process, professional coders also benefit. They gain more flexibility to customize and enhance their work by not getting tied up with repetitive coding.   

Freed from the more tedious aspects of coding, experienced developers can focus on tech strategy as well as making apps as creative and distinct as possible.  By avoiding the complex and painstaking handwritten procedure their talent to create can be fully realized. Getting the best from your most skilled programmers means giving them a lowcode platform enhances your organization’s overall tech-development quality 

Easier Integration and Automated Workflow 

The complexity involved in combining legacy systems, formats and applications makes data integration crucial.  Low code integration is fast and efficient, allowing for faster development cycles and a pronounced focus on outcomes and not production bottlenecks.  

It also allows you to automate business workflows within your app that would otherwise have to be performed manually, a result of working with spreadsheets and long paper trails.  Low code boosts automation and eliminates what can be an error-filled slog through those processes.  

Whether it’s speed, productivity, efficient integration and workflow or enhancing your employees best skills, low code can benefit any enterprise company looking for workflow solutions.  And you don’t have to suffer through decades of coding school to get there.   

Simplify and accelerate your enterprise software development today with Domino Volt by HCL.

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Domino Volt New Release: Your Questions Answered!

7. August 2020 Posted by Martin Lechleider

Last week, we hosted our new Domino Volt July release webinar covering the latest features and enhancements. We had several demos on how to directly access your Domino data, workflow enhancements, service catalogs, PDF integrations and more. For IBM z and IBM i customers, we covered the latest integration with Z and I Emulator (ZIEto turn green screen apps into REST endpoints that Domino Volt can use to build new workflows and apps

We received a lot of great questions. You can find those questions — and the answers — below. Or catch all the excitement in this replay here:

 

Want more Domino Volt? 

Try v1.0.1 in the updated Domino Volt sandboxRegister for a free sandbox account. For those who already have a sandbox account, new sample apps have been uploaded here. 

We recently launched a Domino Volt roundtable series, where we introduce different important topics and host open discussions with our customers and partners. Join us for the following sessions:

  • Domino Volt App Integration StrategiesLearn about integration techniques and options within Domino Volt. August 12, 2 pm ETRegister now. 
     
  • Domino Volt Deployment TopologiesLearn about different deployment options to fit your needs. August 27, 2 pm ETRegister now.

DOMINO VOLT FEATURES 

Q: What additional resources are needed on a Domino server to handle Domino Volt? 

A: Domino Volt requires Domino V11.0.1 or greater. That’s is all! 

Q: If an app is built in Domino Volt, can it be modified in Domino Designer? 

A: You could add additional views, agents, or other elements as long as you do not change or delete things that Domino Volt created. 

Q: Where do you upload the PDF for fillin? 

A: In settings, there is a File section where you can load PDFs as well as images, CSS, JS, etc. as needed in the app 

Q: Can a signature from a Domino Volt form be printed in PDF? Or even pictures from your smartphone? 

A: The PDF fill capability in Domino Volt does not support adding an image or picture to a PDF. 

Q: Can you deploy your own Service to the Service Catalog? 

A: Yes, on a service that leverages the HTTP Transport (REST).  You could have one that gets an OAUTH Token or returns a list of customers from CRM 

Q: How do Domino Volt apps render on HCL Nomad? 

A:  Forms and views which are created by Domino Volt can be rendered in HCL Nomad. What you will see is a basic form and view without styling. This is because Domino Volt renders apps as web apps that use HTML, CSS and JavaScript – which does not work in Nomad. 

QWhen it comes to getting data from a Domino databasecan the database filename be computed (based on supplied data at runtime) rather than having to select a database when defining the service? 

A: There is no ability to dynamically select the database currently based on supplied data at runtime. 

Q: When selecting a Domino DB resource and viewing the drop-down list of Domino DBs, how is the list generated? What happens when a DB has multiple replicas  either clustered or non-clustered? 

A: With this release, it reads the files system in the local server (where Domino Volt is installed) and shows the directory in which the app is located. The next release will handle external Domino server queries 

Q: What are the implications of the depositor access limitation for anonymous users on application complexity. For instance, lookups to data in views for populating drop-down fields, invoking services, etc.? 

A: Domino Volt designers will need to be mindful of access rights when building anonymous apps that use services. This will in some cases limit what data you can expose to anonymous users. 

Q: Is it possible to get hidden field information, like creation date or current stage? 

A: Yes. There are JS calls to get all of this. You can find these here as well as in the new type ahead of the JS editor 

Q: Is there a way to import JavaScript files to use in your application? 

A: Yes, JavaScript file can be referenced or directly imported into your apps.  There are some samples in the community on using external JS librariesCheck them out here 

Q: Is it possible to define a conditional number of approval stages? For approvals related to monetary value usually the higher number will require more approval 

A: You could do this with a display rule. You’d have different submit and maybe stage based on the criteria you choose.  You would have two “Submit” buttons, but they show up based on different criteria and may go to a different stage that has different requirements 

Q: Is Domino Volt available without Docker? 

A: Yes, it is.  

Q: Could you provide the link to download Docker image to test offline? 

A: The Docker image install option is only available to entitled customers in their Flexnet download area. 

Q: Where do you download the SAP Connectors and find the HEI downloads? 

A: The download area for Domino Volt in Flexnet will provide access to these. 

Q: Is it possible to access data from previous Domino versions? 

A: Yes.  Data stored in NSFs that were created in earlier versions of Domino can be accessed by Volt.  The only requirement is that the NSF be on the same server as Domino Volt. 

Q: The user interface looks like HCL Leap. Are you planning to merge HCL Leap and Domino Volt? 

A: They are separate products. Domino Volt is for Domino customers whereas HCL Leap is a standalone offering. You will see more alignment between these two offerings in the future 

Q: Can I use Bootstrap templates? 

A: You can use HTML5 components (in the HTML palette item) and I’ve used jQuery components as well. You can use components of it, but not a Bootstrap page template to house the entire application (yet) 

Q: What are current limitations of Domino data access? 

A: With this release you’re limited to accessing data from Domino apps that are on the same server as Domino Volt 

DOMINO VOLT LICENSING  

Q: How are anonymous users licensed? 

A: Anonymous users don’t require licenses. Authenticated users require licenses. Domino Volt requires an organization to purchase the equivalent number of Domino Volt licenses as their base Domino licenses.  

Q: Can you clarify how anonymous access includes guest users? Are these user accounts authenticated in a secondary address book? 

A: The CCB entitlement includes access for Guest Users to HCL Domino servers deployed under this entitlement.   A “Guest User” can be Anonymous, where “Anonymous Access” to the Program is without verification of a user’s unique identity, or Authenticated Access with restricted maximum level of Domino application access (ACL) as “DEPOSITOR”. 

The user records in a Domino directory or a federated LDAP will contain the HTTP userid an Password for the user – either created by an Administrator or by an app allowing user registration with creation of credentials and admin of these – typically an administrator would designate a particular LDAP for this (can be a Domino directory).  And this use must be set with a max ACL authorization as Depositor.  

Depositors and Readers  

Depositors can insert documents into a database but they cannot read those documents. Readers, on the other hand, can read documents, but cannot deposit them. Although opposite in function, they complement each other conceptually because each is dedicated to a single purpose. (One additional right Readers have is that they can run agents.)  

So, for Domino Volt this means – Anonymous users (ACL=Reader) can  

  • read public web info,  
  • participate in surveys 

Logged-in users (ACL=Depositor) can:  

  • deposit info, no edits  
  • post blog comments 
  • create interest profile  
  • read community content  

Q: Will Domino Volt support guest users (AzureAD guests or Connections Community guests) for free? 

A: The concepts are unrelated. If you are anonymous to Domino, for example, going to a URL without any specific transfer of credentials (SAML) and no login to Domino you’re classified as anonymous. Hence supported as an Anonymous Guest to Domino and Domino Volt. Note that we also have a Logged-in Guest which do login using valid credentials but limited by Domino on what this user can do. (See above) 

Q: How many paid Domino Volt licenses will I need for external authenticated web utility server users when I licensed Domino Volt for all our internal domino users? Is it unlimited like utility itself?  

  • All your internal users of Domino Volt must have an Authorized User entitlement to Domino Volt.  And all external users who customer permits creating Domino Volt applications and running full capabilities of Volt applications must be Authorized Users.  
  • You need Domino Volt Authorized User licenses for all internal/external users needing full capabilities  
  • Utility Server also support unauthenticated, anonymous access to applications on the server, which also applies to Domino Volt on Utility Server. 

Q: Is it possible to try Domino Volt on my own server without buying licenses for all my users?  

A: Yes, a trial can be requested from sales or you can try the Domino Volt sandbox. To purchase Domino Volt all Domino licensees must also be licensed for Domino Volt. 

Z AND I EMULATOR (ZIE) 

Q: What is ZIE? Is that an additional LICPGM? 

A: HCL ZIE for Transformation is a licensed program which needs to be purchased separately to Domino Volt. This product transforms green screen application to REST APIs which can be consumed by Volt applications. Please look at the series of videos. If you have additional questions, please contact ZIO@hcl.com and we would be happy to help.  

Q: Is there a solution on Domino Volt for Green Screen Application (Mainframe CICS Apps)? 

A: Yes. HCL ZIE for Transformation enables integration of green screen applications (including mainframe CICS apps) into Domino Volt application.  

Q: What is the license cost for ZIE? 

A: ZIE for Transformation is licensed based on the number of users. We do not publish our price. Please contact your sales rep or contact ZIO@hcl.com.  

Q: Is ZIE a separate Machine/Docker? 

A: ZIE for Transformation is a) development tool to transform green screen applications, and b) run-time library to perform the transformation of green screen applications. In the example we presented during the webinar, the green screen application is transformed to a set of REST APIs. These APIs are consumed by Domino Volt application.  

Q: Do the HCL Quick Start Services only apply to IBM Z and I platforms? 

A: HCL Quick Start Services is available for any customer who is interested in integrating green screen applications on System Z and I platforms in Domino Volt applications using HCL ZIE for Transformation product.  

Q: Is there any way to query a green screen? 

A: You can invoke green screens and retrieve output using HCL ZIE for Transformation. It is possible to retrieve output from a single green screen or combine outputs from multiple green screens.  

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Meet the New Release of Domino Volt

28. Juli 2020 Posted by Martin Lechleider

Back in April, we launched Domino Volt, a new low-code capability powered by Domino that makes it easy to develop powerful workflow-based apps. If you need an introduction, check out our latest video: 

As promised during the launch, Domino Volt is committed to a quarterly release cycle and the latest release is now here. Domino Volt customers can download v1.0.1 on Flexnet today!  

We’ve been hard at work implementing feedback and requests gathered from our beta participants and customers and we’re excited to announce that we have more than 10 new features and enhancements. Keep giving us your input and ideas — we build our roadmaps with you.  

This latest release continues to empower users across the organization to build apps without needing technical skills while providing more value to your Domino investment. Highlights include: 

  • Unleashing Your Domino DataWith point-and-click integration, users can surface Domino data in their apps without writing any code. 
  • Extend Your Application’s ReachIncrease engagement beyond your logged-in users with anonymous access to apps 
  • Empower Citizen Developers with Enterprise DataEasily look up enterprise data, sales or directory information without needing technical knowledge. 

Building apps is now faster with easier workflow creation and access to data and you get more value from your apps by extending app usage outside your organizationJoin us on July 30th for the global launch webinar as we walk you through all the new features in this release. We will be including several demos. 

Full Feature Set: What’s New in v1.0.1 

  • Anonymous Access: Extend the value of Domino Volt to those outside of your organization by building apps which can be used without having to authenticate against your directory.
  • Direct Access to Domino Data: Domino Volt designers now have a simplified way to integrate data from Domino views and documents into their apps.  
  • Out-of-the Box Directory Services: Easily look up information about people in your directory, such as determining an employee’s manager, email address, location, or any other data contained in the directory.
  • Dynamic Role Assignments: Dynamically assign users to roles. For example, you can assign an employee’s manager to have an “approver” role for submitted requests. This feature works with the new out-of-the-box directory services.
  • Application Upgrade: Update an app already in production with edits and modifications. This updates the app in place, so the URL used to access the app and data collected so far stays intact.
  • Docker Container: This container delivery helps to streamline the setup and management of your Domino Volt deployment. A preconfigured sample environment is included as an option for easy setup, for learning and evaluation purposes. 
  • Improved File User Interface in Text Widget: Easily add and manage files and images used in your Text items.
  • New JavaScript Editor: The new editor highlights JavaScript syntax and provides prebuilt code snippets and an object selector for fast code completion — increasing designers’ productivity. 
  • New JavaScript Functions: Build custom navigation and use buttons or other items from the palette for form submission. New functions include – form.getStageAction(),  app.getProductBaseURL(),   app.getFormLaunchURL() and app.getRecordURL().
  • PDF Document Integration: Add fillable PDF templates to your app for PDF document creation. Capture data and push it into the template. Store the resulting PDF locally or with the submission record.
  • Service Catalog: Define and catalog service definitions which can be used by Domino Volt app designers. This “define once and use by all” approach allows organizations to build and reuse integrations points specific to their organization and let Domino Volt designers build them into their apps without any technical knowledge of the API. 

Want to try these new features? We’ve updated the Domino Volt sandbox with the latest version so register for a free sandbox account to play around. For those who already have a sandbox account, new sample apps will be uploaded here this week for you to try out anonymous access, directory services, and access to Domino data.

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The Art of the Possible with HCL Domino Volt

22. Juli 2020 Posted by Francois Nasser

We recently hosted our first HCL Domino Volt roundtable session, a series where we introduce HCL Domino Volt topics and host open discussions with our customers and partners. In this session, we covered several use cases for Domino Volt apps. We focused on visually enhancing out-of-the-box components with pure CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) and JavaScript. If you missed the live session, you can catch the replay here or read the recap below.

Domino today is used by over 15,000 customers globally to develop applications that run their business. With the introduction of Domino Volt, our mission was not only to protect the investment of our Domino customers but also accelerate their ability to deliver business solutions faster and increase the value of Domino. By providing our customers and partner with new application development capabilities that extend throughout the organization, we empower everyone to build solutions while still taking advantage of Domino’s security, reliability and low TCO.  In just 3 months since our launch, over 80 new customers have taken advantage of Domino Volt to accelerate their delivery of applications to the business.

Here at HCL, we believe in drinking our own Champagne (or “dogfooding” as the software industry calls it.) We recently launched an internal hackathon to see if our team could build apps to solve our business challenges as well as other real-world challenges facing our customers or community. More than 20 teams with more than 50 members across the globe participated, and none had prior Domino Volt experience! Some of the submissions were from sales team members who had no development experience at all. They were only given two weeks to design, develop, test, and deliver their apps — on top of their day jobs!

We were thoroughly impressed with the apps submitted. Using CSS, the teams got creative with their app designs and created solutions that solved exciting challenges. Here are some apps we want to highlight:

  • Blood bank app: Donors can submit their details, see emergency blood requests by type and location, and review criteria to donate blood.
  • Smart help desk: Users can create and submit IT support tickets
  • Weather app: Using a Google map integration, users can specify a point on the map to view the weather forecast in that selected area
  • Food delivery app: Charities can coordinate food aid deliveries to people in need, saving time for coordinators, and reducing errors.
  • Online-store: A full web retail shopping site
  • Vendor registration: Onboard vendors according to company policy
As you can see from the examples above, with a little CSS you can turn a simple sheet into a beautiful app and the process is pretty simple. Business users can develop their apps in Domino Volt by importing a spreadsheet or by simply dragging and dropping fields and actions. They can then apply styles with the Style Editor or import CSS provided by IT, and within hours have a great looking, ready-to-deploy application leveraging the approved Domino platform!

What’s Next? 

If you’d like to play around with Domino Volt, register for our sandbox to get started. It’s free and runs on a browser, which means no installation required. You can explore documentation on how to work with CSS and Domino Volt and try building your own apps.

We have an exciting upcoming new release of Domino Volt. We have more than ten new features and enhancements coming your way, including the highly requested anonymous access, direct access to Domino data, and out-of-the-box directory services. Please join us for the launch webinar on July 30 (you can also replay it later at the same link).

Lastly, we’re inviting you to two more scheduled roundtable sessions! We encourage open discussions, so come with your questions.

  • Roundtable 2: Domino Volt Application Integration Strategies, August 12, 2 pm ET. We’ll cover integration techniques and options within Domino Volt, including other Domino Volt applications, REST services, and Domino Views. Register here.
  • Roundtable 3: Domino Volt Deployment Topologies, August 27, 2 pm ET. We’ll cover different deployment options to fit your needs. Register here.

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COVID-19 Success Story: HCL Domino to the Rosie’s Restaurant Rescue

17. Juni 2020 Posted by Carl Tyler

Nestled in the picturesque American town of Tamworth, New Hampshire, you’ll find the popular and awardwinning Rosie’s Restaurant.  This restaurant is one of those places where you go in, take a seat, and everyone including the staff treat you like family — a business doesn’t get a 4.9 (out of 5) star rating by providing bad service.  

Like many businesses, Rosie’s has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and was forced to close its doors due to restrictions imposed on restaurants in the state. They were waiting for news on when and how they could reopen.  In early May the news came that restaurants could serve people outdoors as long as they were seated at least 6 feet.  Rose Scolaro, owner of Rosie’s restaurant said, “We didn’t have much time, we really had to kick into high gear to prepare ourselves for the return of customers. We built numerous picnic tables and installed a large canopy to protect patrons from any inclement weather.  We still had a tricky issue, though. With picnic tables spread out across quite a large area, we needed an easy way to inform customers that their order was ready.

Rose contacted Epilio, an HCL Business Partner, to see if they could help.  Carl Tyler, CEO of Epilio tell us, “Rose came to us, and explained their situation, and knowing the pain businesses are feeling, we wanted to help, and we knew Rosie needed a solution — and fast. A few years ago, we’d developed an airplane reservation system using Domino and Twilio, so that users could be informed of booking changes via SMS text notifications.  I explained to Rose that we could very quickly implement a system that could send a text message to her customers informing them when their order is ready.  Using the fast development capabilities of HCL Domino, two days later we presented a solution to Rosie and her staff.” 

“It was great!” explained Rose. “Carl loaded up a web page on an iPad, and explained how when we took an order we could enter the customers order number and telephone number, and then press a button to send a message when the order was ready. We were thrilledWe’ve been using it every day since we reopened. At the end of each day, we can easily see how many messages were sent, and how that day compares to other days.” 

“The combination of Domino and Twilio really is very powerful, and with the newer functionality HCL has added to Domino, it was even easier to integrate than when we had built the Twilio integration previously,” said Tyler. 

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5 Myths about Domino You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

2. Juni 2020 Posted by Matt Engstrom

Even though some of us wish they were real since it was said they could make poisonous water potable and heal sickness — both things that could certainly come in handy — unicorns are the making of fantasy. While Domino isn’t a mythical creature of great grace, it has proven its security, versatility, scalability and value in large enterprises for the last thirty years. Because it’s been around so long and has such a committed and die-hard customer community (even calling themselves “Team Yellow”) it has taken on legendary status. It has also inherited misconceptions — such as the platform is out of date or even obsolete. Nothing is further from the truth. Let’s walk you through some of these myths and show you what is possible with the Domino of today.

HCL Nomad brings the power of HCL Domino applications beyond the desktop, directly to where your users need to be. Get the same applications, unparalleled security, and offline capabilities — now on mobile. Deliver your apps on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones, and Android and Chrome OS tablets with minimal effort. Check out this feature sheet to learn more about HCL Nomad

While you can still use your Notes client to access your Domino appsapps can now be written for web browsers. Existing apps can be modified to run on a browser, and new apps can be written for browser access. The example you see here is an internal app we use for order processing written for the web and is used daily by our sales team.  

As much as we love and appreciate our Domino developers and administrators fluent in LotusScript and XPageswe want to open organization up to a much broader range of skills and talent and future proof your investment 

Now, any JavaScript developer can enhance, integrate and build new applications that include data and processes from Domino — without rewriting from scratch. This example here is a tracker application built with a web UI written in React – complete with cool filter sets. 

HCL Domino v11 is the most open version of the platform yet. Our integrations enable enterprises to more fully leverage Domino with other tools and applications across their business.  

Here we show a couple of integrations we’ve enabled. On the left, you see an integration between our internal sales app with our CRM system that enables real-time data verificationOn the right, we’ve integrated an app with Slack to provide instant notifications within a channel. Within Slack, a user is able to directly approve or reject a proposal submission which then advances the document according to the workflow set in our app. 

Domino apps are rocksolid and reliable. Which is probably why most of our customers haven’t thought about redesigning their apps or assume that Domino doesn’t provide the flexibility to do so.  

Here are several examples of how we modernized an app to today’s design standards. We also recently wrote a blog post about it. We not only gave complex, business-critical app a face lift, but made it work on mobile devices.

Domino v11. Fantastic, not fantasy. Get it done with Domino. Get a demo today.

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Domino Volt ist jetzt verfügbar

15. April 2020 Posted by Gerda Marx

Im Dezember 2019 in Tokio präsentiert und nach einer kurzen Beta-Phase ist Domino Volt ab sofort verfügbar, wie HCL offiziell mitteilt. Laut HCL können Unternehmen mit dem Low-Code-Programm 60-70% schneller Anwendungen für HCL Domino erstellen. Domino Volt kann jedoch erst ab Domino V11 genutzt werden. Weitere Informationen können der [...]

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HCL Domino V11

13. Januar 2020 Posted by Gerda Marx

Am 04.12.2019 in Tokio vorgestellt wurde die V11 von Domino am 20.12.2019 von HCL gelauncht. Versprochen, vorgestellt, geliefert! Die neue Version kann auf Flexnet heruntergeladen werden. Damit hat HCL das zweite Major-Release in zwei Jahren herausgegeben. Was ist u.a. neu in HCL Domino V11 Die Installationsplattform, die ab Domno [...]

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Domino, Notes, Sametime V11 – Infos aus Tokio

5. Dezember 2019 Posted by Gerda Marx

Gestern um 15 Uhr (MEZ) wurden in Tokio von HCL die neuen Versionen von Domino, Notes und Sametime in der Version 11 vorgestellt. HCL Connections 6.5 (folgen Sie dem Link, um ein Highlightvideo zu sehen) wurde bereits am Montag dem 02.12.19 gelauncht. Alle waren gespannt was HCL zeigen wird! [...]

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Join HCL and Key Business Partners for Our Global Product Launch, Broadcasting Live from Tokyo on December 4 and at Viewing Parties Near You

24. Oktober 2019 Posted by Richard Jefts

Join us as we broadcast live from Tokyo on December 4, at 9 a.m. ET — and at Business Partner viewing parties around the world — when we announce HCL’s first major releases for Domino V11, Notes V11, Sametime V11, and Connections 6.5. Tune in on this historic day for live demos, news, roadmaps, technical sessions, and strategy roadmaps — and to learn about the future from executives, thought leaders, and technical wizards.

 

Some of the highlighted presentations include:
  • Live from Tokyo Keynote: A Major HCL Milestone. These new releases represent our commitment to modernize and innovate these products relentlessly. Hear how.
  • Myth Busters. “Domino is old. It’s uncool. It isn’t valuable to my business anymore. Connections is built for engineers by engineers.” We’ve heard them all. Let us show you why they’re wrong.
  • The CIO’s Imperatives for 2020: How are the most strategic and successful CIOs preparing for the next decade? Putting customers first and making IT the department of “yes,” for starters. Learn what else is essential to leadership.
  • Domino V11: Why Modernizing Beats Migrating. Get ready to rethink what you know about Domino, and let us prove why V11 is the smartest choice for your current and future app-dev decisions.
  • We Hear You:  HCL Connections 6.5 = More Value from Your Investment. During the #LetsConnect customer jams, the Connections Ideas Lab and many other points of input, we have been listening to you. With 6.5, we’re delivering even more value for Connections and laying the foundation for what’s to come.

Tune in live, December 4, 2019, 9 a.m. ET.  Register HERE for the keynote now.

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Business partners will be hosting in-person viewing parties for their clients and customers. This list will be updated as more are added. Sign up to host a viewing party here.

December 4, 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany: 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. (GMT +2). acceptIT will be hosting a viewing party
Linder Congress Hotel, conference room Register here.
December 4, 2019, Munich, Germany: 2:45 (GMT +2)
edcom will be hosting a viewing party
Novotel München City Arnulfpark, Arnulfstraße 57Register here.
December 4, 2019, Switzerland, 2:45 (GMT +1)
Laurus will be hosting a viewing party
December 4, Karlsruhe, Germany: 2:45 (GMT +2)
n-komm will be hosting a viewing party
Tullastr. 58 76131 — Register here.
December 4, Hørsholm, Denmark, 2:45-4:45 (GMT +1)
OpusNeo will be hosting a viewing party at the workplace, Dr Neergaards Vej 5B, 2970

 

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Domino App Dev: The Low-Code and Pro-Code Future

23. September 2019 Posted by Andrew Manby

We recently hosted a lively and informative webcast that covered the new updates coming later this year for Domino application development. Andrew Manby and Marty Lechleider took attendees through the specifics of the upcoming App Dev Pack release, and a preview of what’s coming in future versions. On the low-code front, Marty gave an update on plans for bringing HCL LEAP into Domino (Project Sandstone) and how it will enable IT and business users to build new apps easily. You can watch the replay here.

There were a lot of great questions asked, and we provide those, and the answers, here.
 
AppDev Pack
 
Q: The AppDev pack v1.0.2 contains a feature in “preview” mode. What does “preview” mean?
A:
It means that the feature will work but should not be used in production. The feature might change slightly before being defined as production-ready.

 
LEAP on Domino Service Integration
 

Q: Is it possible to integrate LEAP with external services?  Including lookups for names on a database other than the Domino directory?
A:  Yes, LEAP has a generalized way to connect to any REST service to do lookups. However, please note that full support may not be in the initial LEAP on Domino (Project Sandstone) release but will follow shortly in a subsequent release.
 
Q: Are LEAP apps exposed as services to other non-LEAP applications?
A: Yes, this is the way LEAP works today.  A developer can access LEAP applications data via this API.  The API will honor any access rights you have set on the data:  However, please note, that full support may not be in the initial Project Sandstone release but will follow shortly in a subsequent release.
 
Q: It would be cool if we could use Domino data “as a service” like Marty did with the LEAP apps as a service.
A: Yes, we agree. The team is looking into this and should be able to add this at some point.
 
Q: Can we “look up” the manager for a particular request from existing customized NSF?
A:  We will add the ability to look up data from Domino source in Project Sandstone at some point.
 
Q: Can drop-down choices be populated directly from a backend ODBC? Oracle, DB2, etc.?
A: LEAP supports REST for data integration and not ODBC. If the backend is exposed as a REST endpoint, then LEAP should be able to get the data and use it to populate the drop-down.
 
Mobile
 
Q: Does LEAP support responsive web settings?  Can apps be mobile-friendly?
A: Yes, LEAP has page settings which allow you to specify responsive web-behavior. Page widths can be dynamic; breakpoints can be set to collapse to a single column or carousel mode and rules can be set to show/hide elements of the page based on width.
 
Q: If I want a LEAP app work on both a desktop and a smartphone, do I need to design two separate “forms”?
A: No. The responsive web settings will take care of this so that a single app will render appropriately on any device.

Q: Will Project Sandstone apps, if used on mobile devices, use local storage, or will they require to be always online?
A:
LEAP today does not store any data locally or support disconnected use.  We are looking at ways to leverage Domino for offline use on mobile devices.  As a workaround one could use Domino Designer to add Forms/Views to a LEAP generated NSF to support mobile offline use. 

 
Schedule
 
Q: Do you have an anticipated (approximate) ship date for LEAP for Domino (Project Sandstone) yet?
A: It is planned to be shipped in beta in the V11 timeframe, more details to be released when we launch Domino V11.
 
Q: Will it be part of the V11 beta?
A: No, Project Sandstone will be a separate beta.
 
Q: When will the Project Sandstone beta happen?  How will I be able to enroll?
A: More details to be released soon when we launch Domino V11.

LEAP Sandbox
 

Q: Where is the sandbox? How can I access the sandbox?
A: You can access the sandbox here.
 
Q: I tried making service calls to different external APIs in the LEAP Sandbox, and they failed. Can you help?
A: The LEAP Sandbox requires that certificates be set up for each service endpoint and for the APIs to be whitelisted by the LEAP server admin.
 
LEAP Capabilities
 
Q: What is the roadmap for printing in LEAP?
A: LEAP has a print view which can be used to print or print to PDF the form and data.  We plan to improve this print view over time.  LEAP also has the ability to fill PDF templates and store them as part of the submission record.  These capabilities will not be in the initial Project Sandstone release and will follow shortly.
 
Q: Can a LEAP app contain an array of entries inside an app, like “photos taken on-site”?
A: Yes. To do this in LEAP you would add a table with fields for the photo. At run time the user could then add any number of photos into the table.
 
Q: Can we create our own templates?
A: Yes, you can create your own templates.  LEAP has the ability to export apps with or without data to a file. This file can then be easily imported into a user’s LEAP workspace.
 
Q: Will LEAP on Domino have a visual workflow editor?
A: Not initially. We have started looking at how we can simplify workflow in LEAP and include a visual approach for building workflows.
 
Q: Can we create apps from Domino data, like you did in the webinar with Excel data?
A: This is something we are working on and hope to have in LEAP at some point.
 
Q: Will the LEAP generated NSF require new design elements, and will they be visible from Domino Designer?
A: Project Sandstone will take care of everything needed for the NSF.
 
Q: Can we use custom CSS style sheets with LEAP?
A: Yes, LEAP allows you to attach or point to external style sheets.
 
Q: Can we add LEAP forms and workflows to existing Domino apps?
A: No. This is not the initial focus of Project Sandstone.
 
Q: Can I add widgets to the LEAP palette?
A: This is not something LEAP currently allows but is a top customer request.  We are looking into this capability and to how we can open LEAP to third parties for custom extensions.
 
Q: Can we send an email and make a service call when an action button is clicked?
A: Yes, in fact, you can call multiple services and send multiple emails.
 
Q: How can LEAP apps be localized?
A: Strings can be externalized for your content and labels and dynamically pulled into the app at runtime based on the locale or language preference.

Q: Can an area/section of a LEAP app contain a grid item from another LEAP app?
A:
Yes, a grid of external information (another LEAP app) can be included in your app by using a table.  The table would be set up to pull the information from that external source based on an event.

 
Q: Can GPS/Maps be integrated?
A: Yes. LEAP includes a function for determining a user’s location: app.getLocation().  This function will return the users GPS coordinates which you can then dynamically push into an HTML fragment as part of the map embed code.
 
Other Questions
 
Q: Where can the certifications be taken?
A: No certification testing has been developed or announce at this point.
 
Q: What will it take to install LEAP on Domino?
A: Project Sandstone will be a very simple install and will not have any dependencies on anything that you do not already have with Domino.

Q: What technology is LEAP, and how will it run on Domino?
A:
 LEAP is a Java program which will run on Domino.

 
Q: Is Domino still viewed as a low-code platform by HCL, or LEAP?
A: Domino is a low-to pro-code platform, and we are adding Project Sandstone to augment Domino’s strength. Also, Designer is more mid-code as you know. Think of it as Domino improving its tooling.
 
Q: Do I have to pay extra to get LEAP if I am an existing Domino customer?
A: The plan is to include LEAP on Domino (Project Sandstone) for existing Domino customers.
 
Q: Will LEAP on Domino be an additional capability that requires us to upgrade our license?
A: No, the plan is not to require this.
 
Q: Will the planned Project Sandstone replace Domino Designer?
A: No, Project Sandstone is focused on the low-code part of our strategy.  Domino Designer will continue to play an important role with the mid-pro code part of our strategy.

Q: Is it a valid use case for the business user to create apps and then have a pro-coder modify them?
A:
Yes. We often see use cases where business users create the basic structure of an app and pro-coders complete some of the more challenging pieces around integration and custom JavaScript functions.

 
Q: Can I have multiple people working on a LEAP app at the same time?
A: LEAP is not currently architected for this.  Multiple people can work on an app but not at the same time.

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